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Kapadia: Super Bowl cheat sheet

Here are the 10 things you need to know if you plan on placing a wager, making a prediction or just want to sound smart when talking about the big game.

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Sport Science: Durant re-enacts iconic moments (3:08)
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1mTom Haberstroh

Cuban: Hacking rules keep intrigue in NBA game

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban disagrees with the notion that hacking hurts the game, telling ESPN.com that he believes fans actually feel more part of the game in hack-a-player situations.

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Final Four party crashers (1:37)
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Experts: How to bet Super Bowl 50

If you're looking to bet on Super Bowl 50, this is the story for you. Chalk's Vegas experts explain their top wagers from nearly 400 prop bets, along with analysis on the side and total.

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Junior college gave Newton 'sense of humility' (1:30)
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Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)
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Prem: Firmino goal -- Liverpool (60') (0:48)
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Popovich angry he doesn't get a second question (0:59)
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Did Draymond Green start a water bath trend? (0:32)
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Paul George gets prayer answered (0:17)
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Dwyane Wade turning back the clock (0:20)
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10hDoug McIntyre

McIntyre: Few bright spots in U.S. win

Jozy Altidore's late winner was the highlight of an otherwise disappointing performance for the U.S. in an ugly win over Canada, writes Doug McIntyre.

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SportsCenter's Hall of Fame preview (2:22)
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Should George Karl be fired? (0:40)
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All-Time #NBArank: Where does Kobe belong?

As Kobe Bryant closes his storied career, where does he stack up among the likes of the Big O and Dr. J? See where he stands as our countdown approaches the top 10.

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Ryan Leaf on Manziel: 'It feels like I'm holding up a mirror' (1:19)
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1dElizabeth Merrill

The moment Ron Rivera was at the brink of failure

Carolina coach Ron Rivera has brought the Panthers to a Super Bowl. Just 15 months ago, he was coaching a 3-8-1 team that was circling the drain. How'd it all turn around?

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ICYMI: Best of SportsCenter at the Super Bowl (0:42)
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Are you ready for the Sloth Bowl? (1:23)
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Would Goodell let his kids play football? (0:46)
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Richard Sherman is the ultimate Pokémon master (2:31)
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The Swami's Super Bowl pick (0:29)
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FC: Who's who in the FIFA scandal

2015 was a watershed year for world football, as a criminal investigation into widespread corruption left FIFA in disarray. Here's what you need to know about the people involved and where things stand.

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Watch: Louisville's first game since self-ban

(19) Louisville welcomes lowly Boston College to town one day after it banned itself from postseason play. The Cardinals are one game behind North Carolina for the ACC lead. Streaming live on ESPN3

Liverpool blows late lead
Soccer 

Sunderland came "back from nowhere" as Jermain Defoe tied the match right before the final whistle, stunning the Liverpool faithful.

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Watch: (7) Kansas facing friendly foe?

Kansas has won seven straight games against TCU by an average margin of 14.6 points per game -- BUT keep in mind that Kansas has lost its last three games on the road. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers have a shot for a sweep of the major awards tonight at NFL Honors. Cam Newton should win the MVP Award and coach Ron Rivera has to be the favorite for Coach of the Year. Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has a chance to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award but odds are it will go to Houston's J.J.. Watt.

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Cuban: Hacking rules keep intrigue in NBA
NBA 

Mark Cuban says it would be a mistake if the league made changes to the rule that sends poor free-throw shooters like DeAndre Jordan to the line constantly. Teachable moments

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Super Bowl 50 ticket prices still holding. Average sale on StubHub has been $4,735 apiece. Hasn't been lower than $2,700.

NFL 

From the mag: Remember Whitney's anthem?
NFL 

Just 10 days after the U.S. entered a war, Whitney Houston's national anthem at Super Bowl XXV was the melody that helped everyone unite for the moment. When Whitney hit the note

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Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

As I mentioned this morning on SC, Dana White told me yesterday that as of now, plan is still to have Punk debut at UFC 199, not 200.

Elhassan: 'Coach Karl deserves better'
NBA 

ESPN's Amin Elhassan says he told George Karl not to go to the Kings.

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Reports: Kings mull firing George Karl

The Kings (21-29) are increasingly concerned about their floundering play under George Karl and are hoping to delay any decisions about his future until the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Marc Stein & multiple reports. Story

'Wacky circumstances' at UFC Fight Night
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Brett Okamoto says the prospect of CM Punk fighting led to tonight's bout between two fighters with next to no experience.

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GameDay picks Final Four crashers
NCAAM 

Dayton is one of the teams that Seth Greenberg thinks has the chops to make noise in March.

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Avery Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner
NBA 

The Cavs could only lose to a 3-pointer.

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Roberto Firmino breaks deadlock
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Liverpool has dominated possession against Sunderland and finally has a lead to show for it.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said he spoke to ex-Hog Joe Jacoby earlier this week about the Hall of Fame. Jacoby is one of 15 finalists who will learn their fate today. "We had a prayer," Gibbs said. "I really think this is a big deal for everybody, the Redskins and myself. I know he deserves it and I'm praying we get a positive result."

Manziel's downward spiral with Browns

Johnny Manziel has experienced some turbulent times since signing with Cleveland and it all has come to a halt. Timeline of events

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Hall of Fame preview: Who's in?
NFL 

Insider Field Yates believes Brett Favre is in but hed like to see Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace get in too.

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Al Horford, the destroyer of worlds

Let all cower before his dunking might.

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Carolina Panthers @panthers

Hey @SFGiants, thanks for hosting us in your fine city. Say hello to Madison Bumgarner for us! #SB50 #OneCarolina

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens HOF finalists
NFL 

Favre and Owens are two of three first-year eligible nominees among the 15 modern-era finalists who will be considered for today's election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Dwyane Wade discovers time travel
NBA 

And he took advantage of Flashback Friday for a dunk on the Hornets.

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Watch: College GameDay
NCAAM 

Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams are in South Bend, Indiana as the No. 2-ranked Tar Heels come to town later tonight. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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